Difficult Installations!

Difficult Installations!

Here is another example ofsome difficult art installations we did. Large 4′ x 4′ art pieces! Sconces! Metal Art! It took about two hours but it turned out well. If you have difficult to hang artwork and you need help doing it give us a call at Elite Framing!

Which Way?

Which Way?

This handmade paper art piece presented a challenge, there was no signature to let us know which way was up or down! We decided we liked it up AND down, and both sideways, too. Plus, it worked as a diamond shape, too. We attached the wiring on the back to allow the customer to hang it eight different ways! We framed it in a contemporary deep silver. This one is fun!

Which Way Shall We Go?  Abstract Pair

Which Way Shall We Go? Abstract Pair

We are trying to figure out which way to hang this pair of abstracts. Minus any signature, we are left to our own devices to determine up or down, left or right. If anyone has any ideas let us know!

Frame Patton Blackwell Double Canvas! Floater Frame!

Frame Patton Blackwell Double Canvas! Floater Frame!

This dynamic piece of art is actually two stretched canvases placed closely together in one floater frame. Makes a nice Before and After to the wall over the bed! Created by Camden, SC artist Patton Blackwell

Mixed Installation!

Mixed Installation!

Here is an example of a mixed installation. We incorporated framed family pics and abstract artwork, placing items non-linearly on the large wall. Interesting! Fun to look at! If you need help with hanging artwork give us a call, we have years of experience! Elite Framing is located in Columbia SC’s 5 Points shopping district!

Way up there?  Yep…

Way up there? Yep…

We recently had to hang this large (LARGE!) oil painting for a client way up above the mantle. The top of the mantle is 9′ high and the painting itself is some 6 1/2′ high! Large frame way up on the wall. After measuring and drilling and installing anchors we had to climb two ladders to install it. It fit perfectly!

Mirror Installation (with 1″ to spare!)

Mirror Installation (with 1″ to spare!)

We had to hang this large antique mirror (about 60 pounds worth!) on a plaster wall. The wall was 54″ high and the mirror is 53″! Very little room to do it. We took to measuring and drilling and sinking anchors. The finished piece is exactly 1/2″ from the ceiling and 1/2″ from the mantle, I think it works fine! Whew!

Another Tricky Installation

Another Tricky Installation

Plaster walls… oof. Plaster walls require a bit more planning than drywall. We had to hang these four pictures ever so evenly vertically and horizontally. WE ended up replacing the hanging hardware with newer (and much better) hardware. Then we set about to measure, measure and measure some more! Pilot holes were drilled then enlarged, anchors sank and screws installed. By the time we were done the pictures lined up ever so perfectly! (Did we mention all of this was done while hanging from a ladder! More oof!) If you re facing a tough artwork installation consider letting Elite Framing (located in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district) assist you!

More Installations!

More Installations!

This was a tricky one, we had to hang this collage of framed photos (most vertical, a few horizontal) in a “non-linear” style. We chose a “shotgun” pattern and got to work, it took quite a while! The overall effect is one of balance and symmetry without rigidity. Nice!

Tough Installation!

Tough Installation!

We recently had the task of hanging these 12 photos in three straight rows. It sounded easy enough on the phone but we soon discovered that there were three different frame sizes and within each frame size the hardware was all different! Fear not! We made a few adjustments and got to work. It turned out nicely! All of the lines seem to be parallel, anyway. Call Elite Framing, 2119 College St in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district, for your hard to do artwork installation projects!